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Sequim is a world-class area for bicycling of all varieties, and we want to celebrate! There are plenty of chances to warm up for summer riding during May, National “Bike Month,” with rides and other safe activities promoted by the Sequim Bicycle Alliance.
Sequim Bicycle Alliance is an umbrella coordinating group for bicycling interests in eastern Clallam County, furthering the goals of Sequim’s Bronze-level “Bike Friendly Community” designation: education, encouragement, engineering, evaluation and planning, enforcement, and economic development.
Because of public health concerns related to the COVIC-19 pandemic, Bike Month activities will again this year focus on individual and family activities.
Print the 2021 Bike Bingo card and proclaim “BINGO!” each time you finish a row.
Take photos of your rides and post on social media with the hashtags #BikeMonth and #BikeSunnySequim, or on @SequimCycling pages.
You like friendly competition? Create or join a team for the “Bike Everywhere Challenge” (https://www.lovetoride.net/washington): this is a great way to motivate yourself, family, and friends to ride! Points can be earned by riding miles AND by encouraging others.
Saturday Market Days: Sequim Bike Works will have a raffle fundraiser to go along with free demonstrations of bike maintenance and repairs and basic bike safety checks. Standard social distancing and mask requirements will apply.
Saturday, May 8, 10:00 a.m.: Socially-distanced and Safe Ride the ODT to Sequim Bay State Park and back. Meet at the Civic Center Plaza, on the west side along Cedar St.
Monday, May 17, 4:00 p.m.: The City’s Parks, Arbor, and Recreation Board will meet online and be happy to hear from the cycling community with ideas, opportunities, and concerns regarding bicycling in the City. Online meeting link and agenda at https://www.sequimwa.gov/219/Parks-Arbor-and-Recreation-Board
Friday, May 21, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.: National “Bike to Work (or ANYWHERE) Day” – morning commuters get a free cup of coffee and discounted treats courtesy Rainshadow Coffee and Café, 157 W. Cedar. Standard social distancing and mask requirements apply.
Friday, May 28, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Sequim Wheelers will host a Meet and Greet at Carrie Blake Park, behind the Guy Cole Center at the covered pavilion (look for picnic tables). Standard social distancing and mask requirements apply.
EVERY Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.: Women on Wheels (WoW) meet at Railroad Bridge Park (Dungeness River Audubon Center) for safe group rides. For more info contact Jeanie Robards, email@example.com
EVERY Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.: The Spoke Folks Cycling Club rolls out at from 950 N. 5th Avenue (Sequim Community Church north lot). Rides average 20mi, helmet required, moderate speed, no drops, riders welcome. For details contact Tom Coonelly at 360-681-7053 or check out www.olympicpeninsulacycling.com.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m.: for a slightly shorter ride join the Sequim Easy Riders medium-paced group. For details contact Bob Anundson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVERY SUNDAY, 9:30 a.m.: The Sequim Sunday Riders depart from the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge at 554 Voice of America Road for a 25+ mile ride. Timing varies depending on the time of the year, but mostly at 9:30. For more information contact Randy Barber, 360-477-4156.
Bike Month events are coordinated by members of the Sequim Bicycle Alliance, with special support and contributions this year from City of Sequim, Sequim Bike Works, Sequim Wheelers, and Rainshadow Coffee and Cafe.
An updated schedule and details may be found on the City’s website, https://www.sequimwa.gov/933/Bike-Month and Facebook/Instagram: search for “Sequim Bicycle Alliance” or use @SequimCycling or #bikesunnysequim. Also for the media savvy: register with local Strava clubs, “Take a Spin in Sequim,” “Sequim Bike Works,” “Ben’s Bikes Sequim,” and “Port Angeles Likes Bikes” at www.Strava.com.